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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
MEAS1008 Introduction to East Asian History 4 ECTS
Organised by
East Asian Studies Minor
Person in charge
Senior Lecturer / CEAS

Learning outcomes

Students will be familiar with the main historical development of the East Asian region and individual countries from pre-modern era to the present, know their major events, persons and trends and thus acquire the basis for further study of the region.


The course introduces the historical development of the region.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Lectures and literature

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Revision test


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Schirokauer, Conrad and Donald Clark: Modern East Asia: A Brief History (2004). The course book is available for loan to students at the CEAS office.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
MODULE 1: Introduction to East Asia (East Asian Studies Minor)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science